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Riding with pillion helmet on bike

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by vtr_rida, May 30, 2007.

  1. Hey started riding a few months ago and have started pillioning a bit. Has anyone got tips as to how i can carry a second helmet for the pillion on the bike without risking damage to it or the bike? Is there a specific way it is supposed to be done..? Any suggestions greatly appreciated!!


     
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  2. Backpack that your pillion wears when you pick them up.
     
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  3. Cheers, did do a search but i'm hopeless with the thing :LOL: Any extra responces/ideas still appreciated
     
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  4. Yeah heres a suggestion. Dont. Cops dont like it, found out the hard way.
     
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  5. :WStupid:

    Neither will your insurance company. Basically you are uninsured whilst carrying one, as you are an "unlicensed" rider.
     
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  6. He is no longer a learner, he is only on cc restrictions...therefore allowed to carry a pillion.
     
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  7. P's are not allowed to cary pillions either
     
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  8. Maybe he's being a pillion on someone else bike? We don't know, and he asked a fair question, so lets get back to answering that question and ignore the legal issues that may or may not exist.
     
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  9. Yes you have a point, and this isn't in the legal thread but i'm also interested in legality if anyone knows of a law which prevents R-date riders in SA from taking a pillion. I have a bad feeling there is and going to hopefully ask the cop shop asap.. But i started a thread a while ago and everyone seemed to agree it is fine, also heaps of people do it (and yes, i know that doesnt make it legal, but still :? ) without a whimper of legality issues. eg. Delusional pillioning red.hot etc etc
     
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  10. Ignoring all the legality crap,

    Dont ever carry a helmet in a backpack whilst riding!!!!!! Use the hooks under your pillion seat or buy some tiedowns from a MC shop.

    Can u imagine falling on your back with a helmet in your backpack? SNAP!! Then pillioning wont even be an issue. Walking wont be an issue either......
     
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  11. agreed :shock:
     
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  13. Yeah, I asked my instructor when I completed my L's test......as stated above, when on your L's you are only allowed a pillion who holds a full unrestricted motorcycle license....
    When you pass the advanced course (P's) you no longer have this condition and are allowed to take anyone as a pillion.

    This is the law in SA.....other states are obviously more stringent.
     
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  14. Thnaks for the replies.. Went into Yam world and talked to one of the dudes in there who always seems to be workin :? and he said the large ventura helmet bag would be too big for a my bike. He said he uses a net on his bike for that sort of thing. So super cheap auto and $20 later i have a pretty sweet net thingo.. am yet to try it out, i'll see how it goes :grin:
     
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  15. Just make your pillions buy their own helmet! :grin:
     
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  16. Nah a got a cool motocross one with flames on it :grin:
     
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  17. Well tryed it out today works awesome! Very secure and no damage to the bike or my wallet. I can put up some pics if requested.. Took a few passengers around the place today, is funny how the female variety hold on to ya like they're gonna die :wink: :LOL:
     
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